1 year anniversary recipe is Polenta Cakes with Garlicky Mushrooms, chosen by Sandra, you can see it here and all other variations here. This week I was super creative and I made my own Polenta layer cake with mushrooms, tomatoes and fresh basil filling. See the recipe below.
Polenta, by Pietro Longhi
Centuries – Old Italian dish Polenta
Polenta is a popular comfort food in Italy with more than a thousand years of history. It’s originated from Friuli an area of northeastern Italy and here Polenta, not pasta, is the traditional main staple and today is getting more and more a gourmet makeovers all over the world.
Polenta is made from corn meal. The key of the popularity of this dish is that it’s amazingly versatile. It can be served with nearly anything and that is why it has spread to every corner of Italy, always making use of what is locally grown or raised. It could be perfect for important occasions or every day meals. It could be as a first course, second course or a side dish, hot or cold, sweet or savory.